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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at UCT

If you're not currently studying with us, but are interested in studying Psychology, we believe we can offer you an outstanding training in Psychology, certainly among the best in South Africa. As of September 2016, we are the only Psychology department from Africa in the QS World University Rankings' top 150. We offer undergraduate training, as well as postgraduate training leading to professional registration as a psychologist. Please use this website to browse our offerings.

We are also one of the leading research departments in South Africa. Our staff members have considerable expertise in a number of areas, and have contributed important original research to national and international journals.

We strive in every way to produce the highest quality in the teaching of psychology and its research. We invite you to join us in the exploration and promotion of the vibrant discipline of Psychology.

The Department's teaching and research interests are concentrated in a number of areas. In general terms its strengths lie in clinical psychology and in research, and in more specific terms, in areas such as child development, gender, psychological trauma, social psychology, cognitive psychology, research methodology and statistics, psychoanalytic theory, and neuropsychology.

If you are already registered with us as a student, please use the links on this website to find course materials and other resources that we make available to you.